Use this Psalm Sunday School lesson to teach children about how God washes our sins away.
Needed: Whiteboard, chalkboard, or a pencil with eraser
Ask, How many of you have ever done something wrong? Something bad that you weren't supposed to do?
(Admit to something you've done.)
How does it make you feel inside when you do something bad? (Guilty.)
you feel guilty about something bad you've done, what can you do to
make yourself feel better? (Apologize, ask forgiveness, don't think
about it, do something good, etc.)
The Bible tells us
that if we want to stop feeling guilty, we should tell God the bad thing
we've done and ask Him to forgive us.
(Paraphrase or read Psalm 51:1-7.)
students a dirty whiteboard or whatever prop you're using.) Imagine
that all this dirt is our guilt. It's dirty. It makes us feel bad. But
when we ask God to forgive us, He takes all our guilt away and makes us
clean again. (Wash board with eraser.) God doesn't like it when we do
bad things, but He loves us so much that He's always willing to forgive
us and make us clean again.
Let's pray about that.
prayer: God, we thank You for forgiving us and washing away all of our
sin and our guilt. We pray that You would help us to live for You and to
do the right things that You want us to do. Amen.
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